Posted on October 01, 2019

Under the leadership of the French Ambassador for Sport, HE Laurence Fischer, Business France, the national agency supporting the international develoment of the french economy will be welcoming nine French companies specialized in the field of sport to attend the fourth annual French Qatar Sports Days on October 2nd and 3rd 2019 for a two days btob meetings program.

Airbus, Arch Led, Egg Events, H4D, Idalgo, Metalu Plast, Neo Xperiences, Tibtop and Visul3 reflecting the diversity of French expertise in the sector will be on the ground to showcase products and services relating to sports equipment, facilities, e-sports, sportainment, sportech, e-health, marketing, communications and safety. Lead by HE Laurence Fischer, a three-time world karate champion, the delegation will be travelling to Qatar to foster relationships with Qatari officials organising the FIFA 2022 World Cup as well as meeting other key partners and representatives in the field of sports, including the Qatar Olympic Committee, Aspire Zone and several federations and clubs.

France is one of the leading suppliers of sporting goods to Qatar. With a market worth €38.1 Billion Euros, the sports sector in France is booming. France also has considerable experience in organising international sporting events whether at home or abroad and the visiting delegation will be meeting their Qatari counterparts to discuss sports in detail which constitutes as one of the key pillars of the 2030 National Vision. The activities of the French delegation companies cover a full range of sectors, such as construction, transport infrastructure, safety, new technologies applied to the sporting sector (connected wearables), broadcasting, facilities maintenance, sports infrastructures and services, events planning, advertising, marketing, and ticketing.

«We look forward to meeting with our partners in Qatar and to build strong working relationships with them. France has a lot to offer in terms of expertise, products and services and we are excited to share this knowledge. Qatar is a buoyant market for French companies in the industry we are here to create solutions and offer our committement for the success of nation’s sports objects », commented HE Laurence Fischer, French Ambassador for Sport. To further show France’s commitment, a cluster of companies have formed «French Team 4 Sport» in Qatar to provide comprehensive solutions in sports event management, from fan zone global services to stadiums, accomodations, and IT support.

Thanks to its know-how and expertise in sports, France enjoys an international reputation and is able to bid to host major sporting events. In 2018, the country organised the Ryder Cup (golf), the FIFA 2019 Women’s World Cup (football). France is set to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup and, the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris.